Aedas completes Sentosa Boardwalk in Singapore
The Sentosa Boardwalk is built on a new structure, over the sea and abutting the existing Sentosa Bridge, with an overall length of 670 metres. The Boardwalk mainly serves as a link to facilitate pedestrian flow between the two neighboring development, connecting the Sentosa Island with Vivocity seamlessly. Situated near the apex of the Southern Ridges, the Boardwalk design seeks to extend this greenbelt into the Sentosa Island in celebration of tropical living in Singapore.
5 landscape themes which best represents the tropical mood, - the mangrove swamp, rock garden, rolling hills and terrain, costal floral and tropical rainforest - are introduced along the boardwalk to orchestrate a diversified environment to evoke an ever-changing experience along the bridge. With an area of 16,400 sq m, the timber deck is designed to push the boundaries of a bridge beyond a means of transport, by assuming of a role as a public space, allowing users to rest, play and dine along a lush garden set on the sea front.
To incorporate these spaces while maintaining the imagery of a timber bridge, the timber surfaces peel and fold organically to carve out spaces, seating and undulating terrain. This creates an aesthetic interplay of contrast between the intended rustic experiences, with the contemporary urban setting. Situated along the sea front, the permeability and openness of the circulatory spaces ensures that users are constantly exposed to natural elements such as sun, sea breeze and lush greenery while visually connected to the sea view in the horizon. This seamless connection with adjacent development seeks to encourage users to step into the open and embrace nature.
Night lighting created by light sculptures placed along the boardwalk is subtle at the start of the journey from Vivocity and progressively illuminates brighter towards the climax at the end of the Boardwalk. This creates a dynamic identity of the Boardwalk and a sense of anticipation of entering the vibrant Sentosa Island.